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21 Jul 2017
Work on York Community Stadium to begin in October
Work on York Community Stadium to begin in October   The construction of a new stadium for York City Football Club and York City Knights Rugby League Club will start in October. With a construction period of around 16 months, the York Community Stadium will be able to hold 8,000 fans and will include a number of leisure and community developments around the .... More>>
21 Jul 2017
Equinox to expand after winning backing from private equity firm
Equinox to expand after winning backing from private equity firm   L Catterton, the world’s largest consumer-focused private equity firm, has bought a minority stake in luxury gym chain Equinox. New York-based Equinox operates 89 clubs in major cities around the US, as well as sites in Canada and London. Funding from the investment will see the chain attempt to grow its .... More>>
21 Jul 2017
Alila Yangshuo, set in historic sugar mill, features underground, ‘cave-like’ spa with walls of volcanic rock
Alila Yangshuo, set in historic sugar mill, features underground, ‘cave-like’ spa with walls of volcanic rock   Alila’s second location in China, Alila Yangshuo, is set in a historic sugar mill that has been converted to a 117-bedroom “modern retro” resort in Guilin, overlooking the Li River. A Spa Alila is housed in an underground location that guests access through a modern spiral entry. Walls and floors are made from .... More>>
21 Jul 2017
Diversity at the top of the agenda as New York lays out detailed plan for culture
Diversity at the top of the agenda as New York lays out detailed plan for culture   New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has outlined the US city’s first ever plan for culture, linking future funding for museums and arts groups to the diversity of their staff. A blueprint to guide the future of arts and culture in the city, called CreateNYC was built from extensive public engagement, collating .... More>>
21 Jul 2017
App users to star in Freeletics advertising campaign
App users to star in Freeletics advertising campaign   Four civilians have been selected to star in Freeletics’ advertising campaign, as the Munich-based fitness company attempts to demonstrate the universality of its offer. The firm’s ‘Real People, Real Results’ campaign shows that “anyone can reach their goals” using Freeletics’ apps and digital personal trainers, .... More>>
21 Jul 2017
Gensler wins another MLS project with North Carolina
Gensler wins another MLS project with North Carolina   US architecture firm Gensler has designed a stadium for Major League Soccer (MLS) hopeful North Carolina Football Club – one of a number of football-specific projects the studio is working on. The football club has earmarked downtown Raleigh as the location for the stadium. The development will include a .... More>>
21 Jul 2017
Diverse design and development team begin work on North America's largest ski village
Diverse design and development team begin work on North America's largest ski village   Construction has begun on North America's largest ski village development: a vast new leisure community in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Over 200 stakeholders gathered at the base village of the Snowmass Ski Area near Aspen, Colorado, on Tuesday (18 July) to celebrate the start of work on the new mountain .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
SO-IL and Laisne Roussel win design competition to masterplan Parisian riverfront site
SO-IL and Laisne Roussel win design competition to masterplan Parisian riverfront site   New York architects SO – IL and French firm Laisne Roussel have won an international design competition to integrate new buildings and public spaces into Paris’ historic but underused Place Mazas. Their flexible urban strategy, called ‘L’ Atelier de l’ Arsenal’, will retain the historic fabric of the 60,000sq .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Google brings back Glass tech with focus on improving job productivity
Google brings back Glass tech with focus on improving job productivity   Google’s Glass smart wear technology has been resurrected with job productivity in mind, two years on from the company scrapping its original consumer model. The original technology, worn like a regular pair of glasses and fitted with a display offered hands free access to notifications, navigation and .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
eGym appoints European director as UK head exits
eGym appoints European director as UK head exits   Equipment and software supplier eGym has appointed Eric Wenig as its European director at the same time that its UK head Jochen Michaelis is leaving the company. Wenig, previously vice president at Nutanix, Hitachi, and Hewlett-Packard, has spent his career helping companies exploit opportunities offered by .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
US$48m Prosper Stadium announced for Texas school district
US$48m Prosper Stadium announced for Texas school district   The Prosper Independent School District (IDS) just north of Dallas has unveiled plans for a US$48m (€41.5m, £37m) 12,000 capacity stadium and attached natatorium, set to open in 2019. According to the project's architect, Huckabee, the stadium will feature split level seating for the home-side; a two-storey .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Barry's Bootcamp to open new studios in Europe
Barry's Bootcamp to open new studios in Europe   Boutique fitness brand Barry’s Bootcamp is set to increase its European footprint as it opens its first studios in Stockholm and Milan later this summer. The recently-announced openings form part of the indoor bootcamp company’s global expansion .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Ritz-Carlton debuts in Kazakhstan capital
Ritz-Carlton debuts in Kazakhstan capital   Luxury hotel operator The Ritz-Carlton has opened a location in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. Owned by Verny Capital Group, the hotel offers a wide range of wellness facilities, including a spa and 320sq m (3,444sq ft) fitness studio with the latest Technogym Artis equipment. Spa amenities include dry .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
IHRSA European Congress to focus on technology
IHRSA European Congress to focus on technology   The 17th Annual International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) European Congress will focus on what fitness leaders need to know about staying ahead in an evolving industry. With the theme “Fitness and Technology: Staying Ahead in an Evolving Industry”, the four-day event in London will see .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Freeman expands sports and entertainment reach with acquisition of BaAM
Freeman expands sports and entertainment reach with acquisition of BaAM   Brand experience provider Freeman has announced the acquisition of creative production company BaAM, expanding its business into the sports and entertainment markets. Headed by CEO Reg Bronskill and president Annemarie Roe, with past Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) president Christine Kerr the .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Studio Gang reveal 'transformational' concept to revitalise Memphis riverfront
Studio Gang reveal 'transformational' concept to revitalise Memphis riverfront   Architecture and urban designers Studio Gang have revealed a “transformational” concept for the future of Memphis’ waterfront, which would see new leisure amenities introduced across six miles and five distinct zones along the Mississippi river. A cultural pavilion, a live music stage, an adventure playground, .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Second buyer joins Wanda deal as group restructures multi-billion theme park and hotel sale
Second buyer joins Wanda deal as group restructures multi-billion theme park and hotel sale   Following a shock move by Wanda to first sell off the majority of its theme park and hotel portfolio and then loan its purchaser billions of dollars to finance the deal, the landmark property deal has taken another twist, with the addition of a second buyer to the sale. Wanda took a step back from its plan to .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Saudi Arabia government grants US$2.6bn to tourism projects
Saudi Arabia government grants US$2.6bn to tourism projects   Saudi Arabia’s government has allocated SAR9.9bn (US$2.64bn, €2.29bn, £2.02bn) to develop and rebuild the country’s tourism projects in its attempt to turn it into a world-class tourism destination. Over the past few years, the country’s leaders have paid great attention to various sectors of tourism and .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Stirling Prize shortlist: Leisure buildings in running for UK architecture's biggest prize
Stirling Prize shortlist: Leisure buildings in running for UK architecture's biggest prize   A trio of leisure projects have made the shortlist for the prestigious 2017 Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building, which was announced today (20 July). The British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre in London by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Hastings Pier by dRMM Architects, and the .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Minor Hotel Group enters Mauritius with Avani spa resort
Minor Hotel Group enters Mauritius with Avani spa resort   Minor Hotel Group has revealed plans to operate its first property in Mauritius after securing a management contract for a new development, currently under construction on the island’s south coast. To be operated under its lifestyle Avani Hotels & Resorts brand, Avani Mauritius Bel-Ombre Resort & Spa will .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
TRIB3 appoints chief financial officer as part of growth strategy
TRIB3 appoints chief financial officer as part of growth strategy   Sheffield-based boutique gym TRIB3 has appointed a chief financial officer as the company expands into mainland Europe and beyond. Joaquín Gali, the former chief executive of Eurona Telecom, will be dealing directly with the expansion of TRIB3 in Spain and other locations. The appointment comes after TRIB3 .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
Four Seasons opens first Joseph Dirand-designed spa in the US
Four Seasons opens first Joseph Dirand-designed spa in the US   Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has opened a spa, designed by French interior architect Joseph Dirand, at its historic South Florida retreat, The Surf Club. Located within the 77-bedroom resort, the 15,000 sq ft (1,400sq m) spa is Dirand's first in the United States. The spa houses eight treatment rooms – .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
World Interior of the Year 2017: See who is in contention for the prestigious prize
World Interior of the Year 2017: See who is in contention for the prestigious prize   The INSIDE World Festival of Interiors has announced a shortlist of 78 projects that are in the running to be named World Interior of the Year 2017. Projects from across the world have been submitted across nine categories, including civic spaces, bars and restaurants, shops, hotels and health and education. .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
Exclusive: Chester Zoo MD details £100m redevelopment masterplan
Exclusive: Chester Zoo MD details £100m redevelopment masterplan   Chester Zoo will redevelop 100 acres (405,000sq m) of its existing site into grassland and forest areas as part of a £100m (US$130.4m, €113m) development masterplan. The grasslands area will be located in the western part of the zoo and will be characterised by large, open savannah landscape populated by a mix .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
Six Senses named world's “top hotel brand”
Six Senses named world's “top hotel brand”   Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas has been named Top Hotel Brand in the world by the readers of the influential US-based Travel + Leisure magazine. In its annual readers’ poll, more than 300,000 respondents submitted their ratings for products and services in a wide range of categories – ranging from .... More>>
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